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  1. Masala restaurant boss jailed for tax evasion and money laundering; home detention fo

    A restaurant boss who exploited migrant workers has now been jailed for tax evasion and money laundering, while his accountant will also serve a period of home detention.Both men, Rupinder Singh...
  2. Rape trial study leads to call to ban certain questions from courtrooms

    By RNZ Elisabeth McDonald from the University of Canterbury has listened to audio recordings of forty rape trials where the defence argued sex took place by consent.Her analysis of the trials has...
  3. Rotorua farmworker who stabbed ex-wife Xi Wang to death as she held their son appeals

    The lawyer for a man who murdered his ex-wife by stabbing her to death as she cradled their toddler is asking for a shorter non parole period, saying it was a "snap decision" to drive three hours...
  4. Killer appeals sentence for machete murder of Auckland church bell-ringer

    An Auckland man who murdered a church bell-ringer with a machete just metres from a chapel has appealed his sentence. Ueta Vea murdered Laulimu Liuasi, a 62-year-old man who was living on the grounds...
  5. Migrant exploitation case: Auckland businessman appealing jail term still owes staff

    A jailed Auckland businessman is yet to pay his exploited workers more than $100,000 in wages as he appeals his sentence.Mohammed Atiqul Islam, 39, is currently serving a four years and five month...
  6. Money-laundering puzzle: Comancheros lawyer Andrew Neill Simpson jailed 2 years 9 mon

    Chalk and cheese. Standing together in the dock, Tyson Daniels and Andrew Simpson could not have been more different.Daniels, tall and powerfully built, the 30-year-old vice president of the...
  7. Auckland foreign exchange broker Kelvin Wood appeals against prison term for $7m Ponz

    An Auckland foreign exchange broker who described himself as having an "ultra-ego" argues he should be given more credit for alerting authorities to his $7m Ponzi scheme.Kelvin Clive Wood is serving...
  8. Former West Auckland real estate agent Aaron Drever faces criminal charges linked to

    Former high flying real estate agent Aaron Drever faces criminal charges connected to his role at Auckland Speedway, the Herald can reveal.Drever is currently charged with obtaining nearly $500,000...
  9. Migrant exploitation case: Auckland businessman appealing jail term still owes staff

    A jailed Auckland businessman is yet to pay his exploited workers more than $100,000 in wages as he appeals his sentence.Mohammed Atiqul Islam, 39, is currently serving a four years and five month...
  10. Auckland Council bribery, fraud case: Ex-staffer Sundeep Rasila and businessman Sunil

    A former Auckland Council worker has admitted taking a bribe from a businessman to secure a nearly $150,000 Chinese goods contract.The businessman has also pleaded guilty to bribing the former...
  11. Martin Marinovich found guilty of his mother's murder

    Warning: Graphic content A West Auckland man who killed his mother after years of caring for her has been found guilty of murder. Martin Marinovich admitted he killed his mother Noeleen Ann...
  12. Koru lounge dispute: Nelson lawyer Anjela Sharma fails to have Air NZ travel ban lift

    A lawyer who was banned from flying with Air New Zealand for a year has failed to have the travelling ban lifted.Anjela Sharma, who ran for Nelson City Council last year, was barred from the...
  13. Martin Marinovich found guilty of his mother's murder

    Warning: Graphic content A West Auckland man who killed his mother after years of caring for her has been found guilty of murder. Martin Marinovich killed his mother Noeleen Ann Marinovich in their...
  14. Nelson lawyer's appeal to have Air New Zealand travel ban lifted dismissed

    A lawyer who was banned from flying with Air New Zealand for a year has failed to have the travelling ban lifted.Anjela Sharma, who ran for Nelson City Council last year, was barred from the...
  15. Hawke's Bay $2.5 million meth bust sentence appealed

    A man involved in a $2.5 million meth bust in Hawke's Bay is appealing his prison sentence.Uriah Whetu Monty Wirihana received a three years and seven months prison sentence for his role in Hawke's...
  16. Christchurch King Cobras gang murder: Jury warned drug debt case 'like a Tarantino fi

    The case of a Kings Cobra gang member allegedly murdered over a purported $40,000 drug debt will sound like a Tarantino film, a jury was warned today. Alistair Cochrane and Daniel French deny...
  17. Woman convicted for 'wanton violence' against strangers

    A judge has refused an application for permanent name suppression by a Queenstown child-care centre worker who assaulted three people in the resort's CBD and then punched a policewoman.Sophie...
  18. Grace Millane murder: Mum Gillian's message to her killer

    Gillian Millane told the man who brutally murdered her only daughter that she would do anything to change places with her "beautiful young Grace".She spoke through tears yesterday as the 28-year-old...
  19. Murder or manslaughter? Closing arguments made in Martin Marinovich trial

    Warning: Graphic content It was a tragedy that ruined two lives. But was it murder or manslaughter? Closing arguments have been delivered in the trial of murder-accused Martin Marinovich. The...
  20. Domestic violence trial: Abused woman Karen Anne Ruddelle not guilty of murder, but g

    A South Auckland woman who stabbed her partner to death after years of domestic violence has been found not guilty of his murder - but guilty of a lesser charge of manslaughter. READ MORE: Murder,...
  21. Grace Millane's killer sentenced in Auckland, keeps name suppression

    Grace Millane's killer has been sentenced ths morning , but he will continue to have his name suppressed despite being found guilty of the British backpacker's murder.After the now 28-year-old man...
  22. Grace Millane murder: Backpacker's mum expected to confront killer at sentencing

    Grace Millane's mother is expected to today confront her daughter's killer in court after suffering in silence through every day of the trial.A now 28-year-old man, who still cannot be named for...
  23. Grace Millane murder: Killer jailed for a minimum of 17 years

    The man who killed British backpacker Grace Millane has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a non-parole period of 17 years .The convicted killer, 28, who still cannot be named for legal...
  24. Grace Millane's killer sentenced to minimum 17 years in prison

    The man who murdered British backpacker Grace Millane has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum period of 17 years, following moving statements from Millane's family about the pain they...
  25. Northland murderer Jimmy Akuhata's appeal dismissed

    A Northland man who murdered the mother of his two children by drowning her in a stream has had his appeal dismissed.Jimmy Peter Akuhata has been serving a life sentence after pleading guilty to the...
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